An exhibition of recent books and prints by Tennessee artist Deborah Bryan. Bryan is on faculty at Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee. Ms Bryan’s work was first exhibited at Abecedarian during the RE: (rebound, recycled, repurposed, reused) exhibit when she was awarded the gallery director’s exhibition award. Her work for this exhibition involves using plates, whether copper or wood engraving, as covers or pages, and involves presenting prints in an alternative format.
On display are both prints and books; the books, although created from a medium usually associated with multiplicity, are not editioned but are one of a kind books, using retired copper plates and woodblocks.
For me, the artist’s book provides an opportunity to present my work in a different format, hence the title “Look Again.” As a printmaker, I regularly find myself with a completed edition and used, but beautiful, copper plates or endgrain maple blocks. These matrices can become pages or covers. Proofs can be recycled and reconfigured as content for books.